Monthly Archives: December 2013

On “Religious Symbols” and the Politics of Perception

by Matt Sheedy On September 10, 2013, the government of Québec made international headlines with a controversial proposal, Bill 60, more commonly referred to as the “Charter of Values.” The Bill would see restrictions on the wearing of “religious symbols,” … Continue reading

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The War on Christmas, Affect, and the Closet of Disbelief: Postsecular Atheisms, Part 1

by Donovan Schaefer Atheist interfaith activist and author of the memoir Faitheist Chris Stedman appeared two weeks ago on Fox News for an interview with right-wing commentator Bill O’Reilly.  O’Reilly’s topic was the “War on Christmas,” an annual theme of … Continue reading

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To Tweet or not to Tweet? Social Media in the Classroom

by James Dennis LoRusso The typical humanities student today experiences a multi-faceted exposure to new technologies.  I have given lectures that move seamlessly between video clips from Youtube, online news articles, and animated power point.  Courses regularly require students to … Continue reading

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An Institution Is Not a Text: Pope Francis, Affect, and Power

                  by Donovan Schaefer “…it is possible that the very productive critical habits embodied in what Paul Ricoeur memorably called the ‘hermeneutics of suspicion’—widespread critical habits indeed, perhaps by now nearly synonymous … Continue reading

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Religion Snapshots: Religion and/as Capitalism, Part 2

Religion Snapshots is a feature with the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog, where a number of contributors are asked to briefly comment on popular news items or pressing theoretical issues in the field, especially those topics relating to definitions, classification … Continue reading

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Religion Snapshots: Capitalism and/as Religion, Part 1

Religion Snapshots is a feature with the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog, where a number of contributors are asked to briefly comment on popular news items or pressing theoretical issues in the field, especially those topics relating to definitions, classification … Continue reading

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Reinventing Religious Studies: An Interview with Scott S. Elliott, Part 2

The following is part two of an interview with Scott S. Elliott, who is assistant professor in the Philosophy and Religion department at Adrian College, with a specialty in Biblical Studies. His books include, Reconfiguring Mark’s Jesus: Narrative Criticism After Poststructuralism, (2011) Ideology, Culture … Continue reading

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